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Pearl and Hermes Atoll

NASA picture of the Pearl and Hermes Atoll

The Pearl and Hermes Atoll (Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.

The endangered Laysan finch was introduced to the island to provide a backup population of these birds, should a hurricane, disease, rat introduction, or other disaster wipe out the population on the island of Laysan.


  • Pearl and Hermes Atoll
  • Quick Facts on the Pearl and Hermes Atoll from the PBS Ocean Adventures site
  • Pearl and Hermes Atoll: Blocks 1015 thru 1022, Census Tract 114.98, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States Census Bureau.

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